Une maison solaire en plein centre-ville

April 20, 2017 - Mathias Marchal, Journal Métro [French]

Une maison en rangée de 2000 pi² fonctionnant à l’énergie solaire et coûtant moins de 300 000 $, c’est la prouesse technologique que tentent d’accomplir une cinquantaine d’étudiants montréalais qui se préparent pour le Décathlon solaire, qui aura lieu en Chine en juillet 2018. Bienvenue dans la maison du futur de Team MTL.

TeamMTL to compete in 2018 Solar Decathlon Competition in China

May 15, 2017 - Shannon Moore, The National Review of Design and Practice

McGill and Concordia Universities have teamed up to form TeamMTL and will compete in the 2018 Solar Decathlon China competition to be held in July 2018 in Dezhou, Shandong Province. The Montreal-based team is comprised of students and faculty from multiple departments from the two institutions led by the McGill School of Architecture.

COMING SOON: Team MTL's Deep-Performance Dwelling

Posted on June 12, 2017 - Andy Murdoch

As of today, it’s officially underway.

Test assembly of the net-zero energy Deep-Performance Dwelling (DPD) has begun on Concordia’s Loyola Campus.

Designed and realized by TeamMTL, the structure is Canada’s sole entry in the 2018 Solar Decathlon China. It’s a collaborative effort between students and faculty from McGill University and Concordia.

Ecocor to be Industry Partner for TeamMTL at Solar Decathlon China 2018

SEARSMONT, ME (PRWEB) JUNE 13, 2017

Ecocor, a construction company that manufactures, delivers and assembles high performance Passive House buildings, will act as the industry partner for TeamMTL at Solar Decathlon China 2018 in Dezhou, China. TeamMTL is a collaborative endeavor between the School of Architecture and several other departments at McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal.

Des étudiants montréalais créent la maison écolo de demain

April 17, 2017 - Les éclaireurs - Sophie-Andrée Blondin,

Radio Canada [French]

Une équipe multidisciplinaire d'étudiants universitaires travaille à créer une maison écoénergétique abordable et adaptée à la réalité montréalaise en puisant son inspiration dans l'architecture chinoise. Thierry Syriani, architecte d'intérieur au sein de cette équipe, explique sa démarche et décrit l'avancement du projet.

Innovative PV System Tackles Home Emissions & Energy Use

April 13, 2017 - Natalie Manukian, Targray

Working towards tangible solutions for reducing household emissions as well as energy use is PV system developer TeamMTL. As an interdisciplinary student-driven collaboration between McGill and Concordia Universities, TeamMTL takes on the ambition of designing and building a net-zero energy capable urban home titled the Deep Performance Dwelling (DPD).

Le gouvernement du Canada poursuit ses efforts pour bâtir une économie propre

April 6, 2017 - Le Lézard

Le gouvernement du Canada poursuit ses efforts pour s'imposer comme un véritable leader mondial des écotechnologies en plaçant le Canada à l'avant-garde d'une économie en évolution et en veillant à ce que ses citoyens puissent avoir accès aux emplois de l'avenir...

Students Receive $50K From Ottawa For Innovative Urban Green Housing Design

April 6, 2017 - PublicNow

Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced a $50,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada's Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD) to help TeamMTL participate in the international Solar Decathlon, to be held next year in Dezhou, China.

Government of Canada Continues Efforts to Build a Clean Economy

April 6, 2017 - Newswire

The Government of Canada continues to strive to be a true global leader in terms of clean technology by positioning Canada at the leading edge of a changing economy and ensuring that Canadians are able to access the jobs of the future. The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, visited McGill University in Montréal to highlight that Budget 2017 expands on that commitment by taking action to boost the growth of Canada's clean technology sector by providing financing that innovative companies need to grow; supporting research, development, demonstration and adoption of clean technologies; and enhancing collaboration and establishing new ways of measuring success.

Government of Canada Continues Efforts to Build a Clean Economy

April 6, 2017 - National Resources Canada

The Government of Canada continues to strive to be a true global leader in terms of clean technology by positioning Canada at the leading edge of a changing economy and ensuring that Canadians are able to access the jobs of the future.

Une équipe de McGill/Concordia participera au Solar Decathlon 2018 en Chine

April 6, 2017 - Pierre Saint Arnaud, La Presse

L'originalité d'un projet présenté par une équipe d'étudiants des universités McGill et Concordia, de Montréal, a forcé les organisateurs d'une compétition internationale à changer les règles du jeu pour leur faire une place.

Une équipe de Montréal ira au Solar Decathlon 2018

April 6, 2017 - Journal Métro

L’originalité d’un projet présenté par une équipe d’étudiants des universités McGill et Concordia, de Montréal, a forcé les organisateurs d’une compétition internationale à changer les règles du jeu pour leur faire une place.

Des étudiants reçoivent 50 000 $ du fédéral pour concevoir des habitations urbaines écologiques et novatrices

April 6, 2017 - McGill Newsroom (French)

Le gouvernement du Canada poursuit ses efforts pour s'imposer comme un véritable leader mondial des écotechnologies en plaçant le Canada à l'avant-garde d'une économie en évolution et en veillant à ce que ses citoyens puissent avoir accès aux emplois de l'avenir...

Students receive $50K from Ottawa for innovative urban green housing design

April 6, 2017 - McGill Newsroom (English)

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced a $50,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD) to help TeamMTL participate in the international Solar Decathlon, to be held next year in Dezhou, China.

Feds pledge $50K for student-designed net-zero energy housing

April 6, 2017 - McGill Reporter

On Thursday, April 6, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced a $50,000 grant to help TeamMTL participate in the Solar Decathlon China 2018. The team, which consists of students from McGill and Concordia Universities, will build a prototype of a high-performance row house that it designed for the urban Canadian market. The grant comes from Natural Resources Canada’s Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD).

A $50,000 federal boost for TeamMTL’s 2018 Solar Decathlon project

April 6, 2017 - Andy Murdoch, Concordia

Concordia and McGill students start designing their home of the future this summer...

TeamMTL at Americana!

March 22, 2017 - Sino Québec

Passive House Panelizer Pushes the Tech Envelope

March 17, 2017 - Ted Cushman, JLC Online

When JLC first encountered Passive House builder Chris Corson of Belfast, Maine, back in 2011, Corson was working on his first Passive House, and his most advanced piece of equipment might have been the refrigerator dolly he was using to roll himself around the foundation slab to snap layout lines after wrecking his knee in a soccer game. That project, besides resulting in Maine's first certified Passive House, also resulted in a two-part JLC article describing Corson's innovative wall system, based on a sheathed 2x4 frame packed out with an insulated blanket framed up with exterior-applied wood I-joists (see: "An Affordable Passive House - Part 1," and "An Affordable Passive House Part II," by Chris Corson).

Updates from Team MTL: Solar Decathlon Competition in China

March 8, 2017, Concordia

With the wrap up of the Fall 2016 semester, TeamMTL has accomplished a solid standing in the Solar Decathlon China competition. In December, representatives from TeamMTL traveled to Beijing and Dezhou to attend another of the competition’s technical workshops and present the team’s scale model at the competition site for a model showcase. The model (shown above) was built in the Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts’ Maquette and Rapid Prototyping Lab. DOCSE is one of the nine partners participating in the joint Concordia-McGill student entry in next year's Solar Decathlon China 2018 competition.

The Future of Montreal’s Housing Is in Its Past

February 13, 2017 - Carl Bindman, The Link Newspaper

Concordia and McGill Students Are Aiming to Build a Socially Sustainable Home

Taking on Sun City

February 9, 2017 - Concordia University Magazine, Maeve Haldane

Imagine this is your class project: design and build a fully functional, two-story, solar-powered house. Take it down, transport it overseas, rebuild and furnish it on-site in China. Last step? Host a dinner party and movie night to demonstrate its livability.

Joint McGill-Concordia team design net-zero energy dwelling at 2017 Solar Decathlon China

November 8, 2017 - Julia Briand, McGill Tribune

Students and faculty from McGill and Concordia have teamed up to construct a sustainable dwelling to enter the 2017 Solar Decathlon China. This year the competition will be held in Dezhou, China’s ‘Solar Valley’–so named because of the region’s focus on solar power generation. The design theme of this year’s competition is the construction of a two-story solar-powered house for a single family in Dezhou.

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